This Is San Antonio

Weather As Warm As Its People

With 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees, the only ice you’ll find in San Antonio is in the bottom of your margarita.

Walk This Way

San Antonio boasts one of the nation’s most desirable and compact downtowns with hotels, restaurants and major attractions all walkable from the Alamodome. In 2013, Valero Alamo Bowl Champion Oregon walked from their hotel to the Alamodome for their walk-through and the game .

Family Fun

SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas combine exhilarating rides with award-winning shows. Five minutes from downtown is the 340+ acre Brackenridge Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, the Japanese Tea Garden, a top-notch playground and the San Antonio Zoo which is open 365 days a year. The DoSeum is a great place for kids to laugh, play and get creative.

One of the Most Celebrated Dining Destinations

San Antonio boasts acclaimed chefs who studied around the globe bringing their world-class training back to our culinary landscape as well as talented new chefs who honed their skills at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio. From the old favorites along the River Walk to the dozens of new restaurants in Southtown and the Historic Pearl, there is something for everyone.

A River Runs Through It

The  River Walk has expanded from 3 to 15 miles. The Museum Reach section heads north to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Historic Pearl with recreational trails to south along the Mission Reach section. During the holidays, the River Walk shines bright with millions of decorative lights, dazzling displays and arrangements.

The Shrine of Texas Liberty

The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718. The first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo is now the #1 most visited tourist attraction in Texas. The city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada—are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and are walled compounds encompassing a church and buildings where the priests and local Native Americans lived and worked.

Fan Travel

Check out the 2017 Fan Guide for more information.

Official travel packages from PrimeSport include hotel accommodations, game tickets, access to Club PrimeSport in-stadium hospitality, exclusive pre-game field access plus much more! Make PrimeSport your one stop travel shop for your trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl!

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There are 36 destinations served by nonstop flights from San Antonio International Airport. American Airlines is the official carrier of the Valero Alamo Bowl. For schedule information, please visit www.aa.com or call 800-433-1790. Offering nonstop service to 48 destinations, Austin-Bergstrom International is 65 miles north of San Antonio. With American Airlines’ three daily non-stops from LAX to Austin in addition to their non-stop LAX to San Antonio, this airport is a option to consider for West Coast travelers.

 

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To take advantage of a free upgrade at their participating Texas locations, call Enterprise at 210-222-0819 or visit www.enterprise.com. Reference customer #52A4351 and PIN # ALA.

 

 

Hotel

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Welcome to the magnificent 38-story River Walk hotel. The San Antonio Rivercenter connects to the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Rivercenter Mall.

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that overlooks the historic Alamo mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

The NEWLY RENOVATED La Quinta Riverwalk is conveniently located in the heart of downtown near all of San Antonio’s major attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping, just steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and Alamodome with easy access on and off the freeway.  Complimentary Full, Hot Breakfast Buffet and Free WIFI.

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San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Media Host Hotel

Our San Antonio, Texas hotel charmingly captures the vibrant culture and style of San Antonio, welcoming you and ensuring an enchanting stay.

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Featured Hotel

Discover the distinctly diverse personality of the Alamo City in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is steps from trendy downtown bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.

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Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Friends, family and colleagues alike enjoy the many luxuries at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel in bustling downtown San Antonio. Our location provides excellent walkability to the Alamo,  shopping, dining and more. The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated residential design.

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Do It Like A Local

Want to know where to eat, drink and play while you are staying downtown for the Valero Alamo Bowl?

Our staff has put together the below “Do It Like A Local” recommendations for must-see attractions, fun nightlife and the best of San Antonio’s burgeoning culinary scene as well as our Downtown Partners who are ready to deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

The Alamo

Derrick: Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.

Battle for Texas: The Experience

Brianne: It has the perfect mix of history and entertainment. You feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. Built in the old Joske’s building in the Rivercenter Mall, visitors walk through a series of galleries and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the history of the Alamo.

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Will: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

HemisFair Park

Sidne: Built to host the 1968 World’s Fair, there are plenty of photo worthy shots in his 15 acre park featuring cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings and The Tower of the Americas.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks

Kerry: At Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, you can experience the world of movie stars, historical figures, fantasy and fear. See over 200 life-like figures in amazing detail from the famous to the infamous!

Main Plaza

Lara: This outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City is brought to life with the new San Antonio The Saga video art installation. A must see of Texas history.

Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Alyssa: Since 1918, Believe It or Not Odditoriums have showcased the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. San Antonio’s location has carried on the Ripley’s tradition of scouring the globe for the world’s most unbelievable exhibits.

Ripley’s Moving Theater 4D

Gabby: It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Better strap on your seat belts for this seriously realistic 4D Moving Theater experience. Their state of the art theater with digital effects and motions seats will have you feeling like you’re in the movie!

San Antonio Golf Trail

Stacia: The only long drives in San Antonio are one of the 50 area golf courses. Just a 5 iron away is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas: Brackenridge Park Golf Course. To tee off where the pros play the Valero Texas Open, head to TPC San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.

San Antonio River Walk

Bryan: For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.

San Antonio Zoo

Brianne: The San Antonio Zoo is a 35-acre complex which has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species including the new “Must Do” Giraffe feeding exhibit.

San Fernando Cathedral

Gil: Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!

SeaWorld San Antonio

Chase: SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Howl-O-Scream is my favorite spooky time of year!

Spanish Governor’s Palace

Kelly: The Spanish Governor’s Palace is perfect for history buffs. See original rooms from the 1800s and enjoy the beautiful courtyard garden.

Tower of the Americas

Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.

Bier Garten

Lara: Close to the Alamo, shaded by native live oak trees, the Bier Garten offers authentic Bavarian fare, including sausages, pretzels, kraut and ice cold beers.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Will: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Havana Ultra Lounge

Gil: Havana Ultra Lounge brings a touch of Latino flavor crossed with the nightlife of South Beach to the San Antonio River Walk party scene. Enjoy awesome DJs spinning Latin fusion, current dance hits and clean hip hop in a upscale ultra lounge.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Kremlin

Seth: San Antonio’s most upscale nightlife scene on the River Walk. With a dance floor that inspires ultimate energy and sensuality, Kremlin is your upscale destination in Downtown San Antonio. Experience Vegas on the River Walk. Receive 1/2 off standard cover charge.

Mad Dogs British Pub

Sidne: Famous for their Fish & Chips but the menu boasts the best of British Pub Grub, Mad Dogs has also been voted the “People’s Choice” for entertainment on the River Walk.

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant, Inc.

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do not miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

Southtown Food and Drink Tour

Stevie: Walk 10 minutes from the heart of downtown to South Alamo Street at Cesar Chavez. Then, work your way down Alamo Street stopping to eat and drink at Alamo Street Eat Bar, The Friendly Spot, B&D Ice House, Hot Joy, Feast and Beethoven’s before you cab (210-222-2222) or Uber back. 

Yard House

Brianne: Come in for a great experience at one of the best bars in town which offers over 100 beers on draft, and stay for the delicious American-style cuisine prepared by the chefs in our scratch kitchen.

Acenar: HotMex/CoolBar

Sonya: Gulf fish tacos combined with a melon mojito makes for the perfect evening on the River Walk at this innovative contemporary Mexican restaurant.

Bier Garten

Lara: Close to the Alamo, shaded by native live oak trees, the Bier Garten offers authentic Bavarian fare, including sausages, pretzels, kraut and ice cold beers.

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Will: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Down on Grayson

Lara: Down on Grayson is a casual, modern-American restaurant serving a mixture of classic and contemporary dishes in a fresh and fun atmosphere. Nestled in Tobin Hill on the outskirts of the acclaimed Pearl Brewery area, Down on Grayson offers an approachable menu with something for everyone.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Ray: From a large flowing margarita machine to their tropical atmosphere, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it’s a state of mind.

Josephine Street

Derrick: Jo Street is known for its world class chicken fried steak, succulent pork chops & chicken and handmade desserts. Don’t miss the 500 year old tree inside the restaurant.

Mad Dogs British Pub

Sidne: Famous for their Fish & Chips but the menu boasts the best of British Pub Grub, Mad Dogs has also been voted the “People’s Choice” for entertainment on the River Walk.

Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Paesanos River Walk

Rick: Their Shrimp Paesano is almost as famous as the River Walk. Celebrate with agood meal riverside while sipping one of their signature cocktails…or two.

 

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

Rainforest Cafe

Sidne: Part restaurant, part adventure the Rainforest Cafe re-creates a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, lush vegetation and indigenous creatures.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant, Inc.

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do not miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

Tower of the Americas

Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.

Whataburger

Lara: You haven’t experienced Texas until you’ve had Whataburger. It’s a Texas tradition.

Yard House

Brianne: Come in for a great experience at one of the best bars in town which offers over 100 beers on draft, and stay for the delicious American-style cuisine prepared by the chefs in our scratch kitchen.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Ray: From a large flowing margarita machine to their tropical atmosphere, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it’s a state of mind.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rainforest Cafe

Sidne: Part restaurant, part adventure the Rainforest Cafe re-creates a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, lush vegetation and indigenous creatures.